Crown Range Cellar ‘Drowsy Fish’ Whites, and 2014 and 2015 Pinot Noirs

Although enigmatic, there is no doubting the success and quality of the wines from Crown Range Cellar, the super-premium negotiant wine operation of Jing Song. The portfolio of wines under Crown Range Cellar began with a collaboration with Central Otago iconic winemaker Grant Taylor, who remains fully involved with the operation today. The winning of the IWSC Pinot Noir Trophy to the Crown Range Cellar ‘Signature Selection – Grant Taylor’ Pinot Noir 2013 set the standard for the wines to follow. Jing Song has expanded range of wines to include varieties from artisan growers and makers from other regions, and there is the intention of including wines from overseas, as well as adding luxury products that complement the wines.

Jing Song prefers to keep much of the information behind her portfolio confidential, to protect the privacy of the people involved, and no doubt to retain a degree of advantage for her business, hence the reticence about detail. Here, I review two new ‘Drowsy Fish’ white wines designed to accompany seafood, and two Pinot Noirs, the 2015 ‘China Girl’ a tribute to the Chinese miners in Central Otago, and the new flagship ‘Signature Selection – Grant Taylor’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015.


  • Crown Range Cellar ‘Drowsy Fish’ Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2015
  • Crown Range Cellar ‘Drowsy Fish’ Waipara Riesling 2015
  • Crown Range Cellar ‘China Girl’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014
  • Crown Range Cellar ‘Signature Selection – Grant Taylor’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015

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